Nancy Olewiler is an economist, Professor in, and Director of the School of Public Policy, Simon Fraser University. Prior to coming to the Economics department at SFU in 1990, she was a professor in the Economics department at Queen’s University. Her PhD is in economics from the University of British Columbia. Ms. Olewiler’s areas of research include natural resource and environmental economics and policy. She has published in academic journals, edited books, has written two widely used textbooks – The Economics of Natural Resource Use and Environmental Economics, and produced numerous reports for the Canadian federal and provincial governments on a wide range of environmental and natural resource issues, including studies on energy and climate policy, natural capital and ecosystem services, and federal tax policy. From 1990 to 1995 she was Managing Editor of Canadian Public Policy, is Chair of the Macroeconomic Accounts Advisory Committee for Statistics Canada and sits on a number of boards.